Ample Movement community chat
Topic: Combating diet culture during the holidays (dealing with comments from family)
Sunday, November 20, 7:30 to 8:30 PM EST
Our culture has made it very difficult for everyone, but especially women, femmes and AFAB folks, to be okay with our bodies as they are. We are constantly being told that we must change this and shrink that in order to even think about fitting in. We're also told that a lot of this is for our own good, for our health. Frankly, a lot of this is BS. What you have been taught is through the lens of diet culture and capitalism. There are other ways. Ways that take into consideration your mental health as well. Ways based in current science and research. You don't have to shrink your body. You can eat in a way that honors your internal signals instead of the latest diet or "lifestyle change". Your health isn't dependent on your body size either.
Because of this, it may be very difficult to "love your body as it is". A place to start might be to set a truce with your body. Body neutrality instead of body love might be a goal that sounds more attainable. You only have one body in this lifetime, learning to work with it instead of against it may just give you the confidence and FREEDOM you have been looking for.
Maybe you have set that truce or are very early in that journey and you'll be with others over the holidays who haven't gotten the memo. Let's chat about ways to deflect and to "fight" back so you can keep your sanity this holiday season.
Join us to chat about Health At Every Size, joyful (ample) movement and making peace with your body. You've been doing the same thing for so long, maybe it's time to do things differently. Even if you have been doing work to make peace with your body for a while, I've found having a community to talk about body image issues, struggles and successes to be life changing.